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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL | WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019 | 7A
Bookmine to
host book
signing for
Katherine Wilson
Katherine Wilson has
authored a new book,
“Echoes from the Set,”
and is stopping by Cot-
tage Grove for a book
signing.
The memoir reflects
on 50 years in the mov-
ie business and experi-
ences with big names
in the industry such as
Jack Nicholson, Michael
Douglas and Rob Rein-
er.
The book chroni-
cles work on some of
Oregon’s most famous
movies including “One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
Nest,” “Animal House,”
and “Stand By Me.”
Wilson will be signing
her new book, from 6 to
9 p.m. on Friday, May
24, at The Bookmine,
702 E Main St.
Baroque concert and lecture comes to Cottage Grove
The University of Ore-
gon’s international confer-
ence “Musicking: Cultural
Considerations” encom-
passes the music of the
medieval,
renaissance,
Baroque, classical and ro-
mantic eras. It is organized
annually by graduate stu-
dents of the University
of Oregon and presents a
week full of masterclass-
es, lectures, panel discus-
sions and concerts, fea-
turing world-renowned
“early music” performers
and scholars.
Bridge
from A1
more flexibility, oversight
and control over the qual-
ity and various aspects of
the contractor’s work.
As engineering staff
reviewed the proposed
costs line by line, they
found that, while labor
costs and been reduced,
material costs had risen
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This conference is
unique in the Pacific
Northwest.
“Last year, attendance at
Musicking concerts over-
flowed UO’s Beall Hall
and the new Oregon Bach
Festival Berwick Hall,
something rarely seen in
the history of the School
of Music,” said Holly Rob-
erts, the conference’s exec-
utive director. “This year,
we’re planning something
even bigger and bringing
audiences two oratorios
that likely have not been
performed since they were
first written, over 300
years ago.”
This year, for the second
time, the conference will
come to Cottage Grove.
Natascha Reich, music
director at First Presby-
terian Church Cottage
Grove, established the link
between Cottage Grove’s
music lovers and the Mu-
sicking conference organi-
zation.
The result is a concert at
First Presbyterian Church
(216 S Third Street) on
Sunday June 2.
The Musicking Confer-
ence Oratorio Orchestra
will present a cultural-
ly-informed performance
of excerpts from G.A.
Perti’s “La Beata Imelde”
and Q. Colombani’s “Il
martirio di S. Cecilia,”
conducted by Professor
of Musicology Marc Van-
scheeuwijck.
Audience members are
invited to experience an
afternoon of 17th-centu-
ry heartfelt (and at times
ecstatic) expressions of di-
vine love, a deep dive into
Cecilia and Imelde’s inner
devotionality.
The concert starts at 3
p.m., and like all Musick-
ing events, it is open to the
public and offered free of
charge.
For those who are in-
terested in music history,
there will be a pre-concert
lecture at 2:30 p.m.
Snacks will be provided
after the concert by mem-
bers of First Presbyterian
Church Cottage Grove.
dramatically due to a lack
of supply.
A line-item diagram of
costs reveals that Ham-
ilton was able to refine
expected labor hours and
thus shave $40,131 from
the original estimate.
Material costs, however,
increased by $141,362,
more than half of which
was due to a striking rise
in the costs for steel ca-
bles.
The raise in cost has
significance in light of
$750,000 being budgeted
by the city for the Swing-
ing Bridge Project. Be-
cause the GMP is a fixed
ceiling and not necessari-
ly the amount that will be
spent, the city is intending
to work at bringing final
construction costs down
by the time the project is
finished.
“When I’m working
with contractors, I’m
always reviewing with
them, almost on a daily
basis, how can we do this
more efficiently for less
cost,” said Cottage Grove
Civil Engineer Ryan Sis-
son. “If they seem to be
inefficient or are working
slowly, I will address it.”
In Sisson’s presentation
to the city council on May
13, he outlined other po-
tential cost-reducing ar-
eas.
Opportunities for fur-
ther reductions include
$28,375 earmarked by
Hamilton Construction
for contingency funding
of unforeseen events such
as accidents. If the project
is completed smoothly
without any such events,
this money will come
back to the city.
By providing its own
temporary construction
signs and cones, the city
can also save another
$5,107.
Donations are a possi-
bility as well. Discussions
with local companies
have yielded potential
contributions of about
$7,108-worth of concrete
and steel rebar.
Initial estimates on
possible reductions by
the time construction is
completed are around
$40,591, which opens
the possibility that the
entire project may come
in within budget should
any other reductions be
found.
Further
possibilities
were opened up on Fri-
day when an addendum
was made to the GMP
agreement moving the
construction deadline up
to Nov. 29, thus poten-
tially reducing more labor
hours.
As the agreement has
been signed by the city
manager and given au-
thorization to proceed,
Sisson said he will be keen
on finding money-saving
tactics down the road.
“I’ll be looking for ways
we can stack tasks,” he
said. “I’ll be looking for
inefficiencies.”
Hunger from A1
origins are based on hum-
ble Eugene beginnings, ac-
cording to Meier.
In 1983, a recession had
put many people out of
work and the impact was
noticeable to letter carriers
who traveled door to door.
“All your customers be-
come your friends after a
while,” Meier said. “Three
guys started it in the main
offi ce of Eugene and tried
to help some of the cus-
tomers. Then it went city-
wide and then it morphed
in a national thing.”
By 1993, the program
had been fully adopted by
NALC and has raised well
over a billion pounds of
food during its lifespan.
Meier estimated that the
Eugene-Springfi eld area
averages around 100,000
pounds per food drive.
While the national drive is
usually conducted once a
year, the Branch 916 still
does two — once in the
spring and once in the fall.
“It works out really well
because they’re spaced
far enough apart that, for
example, Food for Lane
County shelves start to run
dry about the time a drive
kicks in,” Meier said.
Meier hopes to see more
donations when the fall
event comes around.
“It started as a giving
thing,” Meier said. “We’re
just trying to give back to
the community because
we are in the community
every day and we make
friends and you see kids
grow up and graduate and
so when you get a chance
to give back and help your
customers, it’s just a pretty
natural thing.”
Though a nationwide
effort now, the project’s
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